In this example (fig. 2), the public Trello board looks lots of fun but isn’t easy for new contributors to use.
This is why they have a ‘read me’ card. Plus contributors need a Trello account. If they don’t have one, this is a real pain point.
fig. 2: A ‘read me’ card means extra work for contributors
With Feature Upvote, contributors don’t need an account. Plus they can quickly see what they need to do.
fig. 3: Feature Upvote boards make it easy for contributors to know what to do
The feedback form is simple to use but invites detail if the contributor wants to add a screenshot or image for example.
fig. 4: Giving feedback couldn’t be easier
We then use a number of ‘under the hood’ measures to tackle any attempts at voting manipulation.
So our boards are secure but accessible.
We also give our customers the option of password-protecting their boards and using Single Sign-on (SSO).
When you start using Trello to consolidate and vote on feedback, and build a product roadmap, your board will look very busy very quickly.
In this example (fig. 5), you can see that the in-built voting system of Feature Upvote means feedback for SEO tool Sitebulb is arranged by votes.
The ideas with most traction are at the top.
Tags are used to show which ideas are done, planned and so on.
The board is clear and easy to read.
fig. 5: A Feature Upvote board vs a Trello board
In contrast, the Trello board is complicated to interpret and requires considerable time and effort to curate.
Feature Upvote is designed to make it easy for you to consolidate feedback in one place, where it can then be qualified by voting.
You can quickly see what is important to your customers and team. This helps you decide what to build. You can then tell your contributors.
Fig. 6 shows how Feature Upvote customers can use our own feedback board to see what we’re working on at the moment using the ‘planned’ filter.
fig. 6: Our customers and team can see what we’ve agreed to work on by using the ‘planned’ filter
Trello, in contrast, is excellent at helping you complete already agreed upon tasks that don’t require prioritising. It is also a useful way to store information valuable to all your team. Here at Feature Upvote we use Trello boards for our content strategy, for our audience research and for our style guide.
fig. 7: We use Trello for our style guide
So Trello and Feature Upvote can be used side by side, to do different tasks, by the same company. Like we do.
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